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Brighton Outdoor Adventures

Posted: Sunday, August 15th, 2010 at 6:19 am

The City of Brighton ended their two week summer recreation program with three final sessions on the week of August 2nd.

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News Update: Trailer Fire in Kalona

Posted: Saturday, August 14th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Today, at approximately noon, the Washington County Public Safety Center received a 911 call of a trailer on fire at 107 S. 6th Street, Lot 14, in Kalona, the home of Stephanie Corkery.  

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Washington Home Hit By Lightning During Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Posted: Saturday, August 14th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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A Washington home suffered fire and water damage to its roof after being struck by lightning last night.

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Early Morning Water Rescue Involving 17 Year Old Brighton Resident

Posted: Saturday, August 14th, 2010 at 6:29 am

Yesterday morning at approximately 3:55 am, the Washington County Communications Center received a 911 report of a vehicle that had driven into water over the roadway at  McKain’s Access on Dogwood Avenue near 295th Street in Brighton.

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Congressman Dave Loebsack: I Will Always Stand Up For Social Security

Posted: Saturday, August 14th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Today is the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing Social Security into law on August 14th, 1935.

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Local Student Completes Six-Week Internship with Senator Grassley

Posted: Saturday, August 14th, 2010 at 6:27 am

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley and Colin Tadlock of Kalona.

Colin Tadlock of Kalona completed a six-week internship in the Washington, D.C. office of Iowa’s Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley. 

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Washington County Fair’s “Miss Congeniality” And Other Area Students Doing Well At Iowa State Fair

Posted: Saturday, August 14th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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Washington County’s Miss Congeniality, Janelle Erwin showed cattle at the state fair this week along with several other Washington area residents.

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Rounds of Strong Thunderstorms Bring Heavy Rainfall

Posted: Saturday, August 14th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Two rounds of strong thunderstorms hit Southeast Iowa yesterday and early this morning and they brought more heavy rainfall to the area.

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Actresses Wanted For The Latest Production From Of The Washington Community Theater

Posted: Saturday, August 14th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Auditions for Quilters, the next production from the Washington Community Theater, are Sunday from 2 to 4 pm and again Monday from 7 to 9 at the Community Center.

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KCII Radio Stimulus

Posted: Friday, August 13th, 2010 at 10:54 am

KCII announced the winners of the Radio Stimulus Package this morning.  

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Washington Board Of Education Approves Fuel and Dairy Bids, Sets Goals For Student Achievement

Posted: Friday, August 13th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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The Washington Community School District’s Board Of Education wants 70% or more of its students to be proficient in core subjects.

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Washington County Fair Queen Prepares For Saturday’s Crowning Of This Year’s Iowa State Fair Queen

Posted: Friday, August 13th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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Washington County Fair Queen Hayley Sieren of rural Washington is competing against 102 girls from across the state for the coveted title of Iowa State Fair Queen.

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Iowa Offering New Small Business Loans For Up To $50,000

Posted: Friday, August 13th, 2010 at 6:26 am

The Iowa Small Business Loan Program is offering up to $50,000 in low interest loans to businesses.

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Senator Schmitz to hold public forums

Posted: Friday, August 13th, 2010 at 6:25 am

State Senator Becky Schmitz is coming to Southeast Iowa communities to hold public forums about “Accountability & Transparency” in the State Senate on Tuesday.

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Washington County Mini Bus Profitable, Traveling More Than Seven Times Around The World In Last Fiscal Year

Posted: Friday, August 13th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Mini Bus traveled more than 324,000 miles during the last fiscal year, enough miles to travel around the world more than 13 times.

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Mid-Prairie Schools Still Accepting Registration Forms

Posted: Friday, August 13th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Mid-Prairie School District is still accepting registration forms for the 2010 school year.

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IRFA Awards State Rep. DeBoef

Posted: Friday, August 13th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) PAC Announced on Monday the 19 recipients of their “Champion of Renewable Fuels” award for state legislators. 

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Forms Due For 4-H Youth Participating in Omaha Stock Show

Posted: Friday, August 13th, 2010 at 6:20 am

Entry forms and fees for Washington County youth exhibiting at the Ak-Sar-Ben Stock Show September 23rd to the 25th in Omaha, Nebraska are due today. Forms, rule books and information are available at the Washington County Extension office, by calling 653.4811, or online at RiverCityRodeo.com/stock-show.

Washington City Council Member Says Move Hasn’t Improved “Nuisance” Building

Posted: Thursday, August 12th, 2010 at 6:30 am


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Washington City Councilman Mike Roth has requested that the fire department determine whether or not the Mills Seed Building in the 200 block of North Iowa Avenue is a fire hazard.

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Washington County Supervisors Instruct Auditor To Place Gambling Renewal On Fall Ballot, Hear Ideas For Secondary Roads

Posted: Thursday, August 12th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Riverside Casino and Golf Resort was granted a nine year gambling license in 2005, but Iowa state code has placed the issue back on this fall’s ballot.

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